Breaking Bad Spin-off Picked Up By AMCBy: Tobias Roth - September 11, 2013
Breaking Bad, the show that follows everyone’s favorite meth dealer Walter White, is finally coming to an end in just a few weeks. The show is in its fifth and final season and the fifth season was split into two parts, making the last batch of episodes build in intensity for even longer. Breaking Bad focuses on Walter White, a retired chemistry teacher who turned to cooking meth in order to make money for his cancer treatments. Him and his partner, Jesse Pinkman, are helped throughout the show by the sleazy, but funny lawyer, Saul Goodman.
The show is currently wrapping up its final 8 episodes and episode number 13 just aired this past Sunday. Walter has gotten himself into quite a situation recently and for those fans that want more, fear not, Saul Goodman will have his own show after Breaking Bad is over. Breaking Bad will finish its five year run on September 29, with 3 more episodes to go. Goodman is played by Bob Odenkirk, who co-stars alongside Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in the show.
Breaking Bad has become one of the most popular shows on television and just when viewers thought they had seen all of it, there is more coming for the die hard fans. As a large surprise since Breaking Bad did achieve such an iconic status, AMC did not leap at the opportunity to host a spin-off, but their hesitation to buy the project allowed several other networks to express interest before deciding to pick it up themselves, according to The New York Times.
It has been rumored for a while now that Saul would be given his own show, and today it was finally confirmed by the network. The show will be titled Better Call Saul, which is a reference to his slogan that is seen on his billboard and TV ads in Breaking Bad. They use Saul when they get in trouble and have no other way of getting help, with Saul being the master of getting things taken care of.
It has been said that Better Call Saul will be a prequel that shows fans Goodman’s experiences before he met Walter White. Further details are not yet available, although it is set up to be another hour-long drama, but will likely have a bit of a lighter tone than that of Breaking Bad, says Time Magazine.
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